intended

Something intended is done on purpose. The intended outcome of a meeting is the result that everyone is planning and hoping for.

A robber's intended victim is the person whose purse he means to snatch, and the intended destination of a hot air balloon is the spot where its pilot expects to land. An old-fashioned way to use this word is as a noun, meaning "fiancee" or "person I plan to marry." Intended comes from the verb intend, or "plan," from the Latin intendere, "turn one's attention" or "have as a plan."

Definitions of intended
  1. adjective
    resulting from one's intentions
    “your intended trip abroad”
    “an intended insult”
    Synonyms:
    conscious, witting
    intentionally conceived
    calculated, deliberate, measured
    carefully thought out in advance
    intentional, knowing
    characterized by conscious design or purpose
    well-intentioned, well-meaning, well-meant
    marked by good intentions though often producing unfortunate results
    motivated
    provided with a motive or given incentive for action
    planned
    designed or carried out according to a plan
    premeditated
    characterized by deliberate purpose and some degree of planning
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    Antonyms:
    unintended
    not deliberate
    accidental, inadvertent
    happening by chance or unexpectedly or unintentionally
    causeless, fortuitous, uncaused
    having no cause or apparent cause
    unintentional, unplanned, unwitting
    not done with purpose or intent
    unmotivated
    without motivation
    unplanned
    without apparent forethought or prompting or planning
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  2. adjective
    future; betrothed
    “his intended bride”
    Synonyms:
    attached, committed
    associated in an exclusive sexual relationship
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